Reading Poetry

Author: Tom Furniss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317867463
Release Date: 2013-08-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

Reading Poetry offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the art of reading poetry. Successive chapters introduce key skills and critical or theoretical issues, enabling users to read poetry with enjoyment, insight and an awareness of the implications of what they are doing. This new edition includes a new chapter on ‘Post-colonial Poetry’, a substantial increase in the number of end-of-chapter interactive exercises, and a comprehensive Glossary of poetic terms. Not just an add-on, the Glossary works as a key resource for the structuring of particular topics in any individual teaching or learning programme. Many of the exercises and interactive discussions develop not only the skills of competent close reading but also the necessary confidence and experience in locating historical and other contextual information through library or internet searches. The aim is to enhance readers' literary and scholarly competence – and to make it fun!

Reading Poetry

Author: Tom Furniss
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0582894204
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

Reading Poetry offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the art of reading poetry. Successive chapters introduce key skills and critical or theoretical issues, enabling users to read poetry with enjoyment, insight and an awareness of the implications of what they are doing. This new edition includes a new chapter on ‘Post-colonial Poetry’, a substantial increase in the number of end-of-chapter interactive exercises, and a comprehensive Glossary of poetic terms. Not just an add-on, the Glossary works as a key resource for the structuring of particular topics in any individual teaching or learning programme. Many of the exercises and interactive discussions develop not only the skills of competent close reading but also the necessary confidence and experience in locating historical and other contextual information through library or internet searches. The aim is to enhance readers' literary and scholarly competence – and to make it fun!

Reading Poetry

Author: Tom Furniss
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1003646216
Release Date: 2013
Genre: English poetry


Poetry An Introduction

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457607301
Release Date: 2012-08-03
Genre: Literary Collections

Flexible enough for any poetry course, this text is designed to make your students lifelong lovers of poetry. It combines classic poetry with today’s hippest verse, mixing in lots of contemporary life, humor, and universal themes. In-depth chapters on authors such as Emily Dickinson and Billy Collins reveal the real-life contexts in which poets create. There is also plenty of support for students — with thorough chapters on the poetic elements, six sensible chapters on critical reading and writing, and many helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers.

How to Read a Poem

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405151405
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Presents an introduction to poetry. This text offers an examination of poetic form and its relation to content. It discusses the work of major poets including John Milton, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, W B Yeats, RobertFrost, W H Auden, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Mahon.

Poems Poets Poetry

Author: Helen Vendler
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319107918
Release Date: 2017-09-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

Many students today are puzzled by the meaning and purpose of poetry. Poems, Poets, Poetry, Compact Third Edition demystifies the form and introduces students to its artistry and pleasures, using methods that Helen Vendler has successfully used herself over her long, celebrated career. Guided by Vendler's erudite yet down-to-earth approach, students at all levels can benefit from her authoritative instruction. Her blend of recent and canonical poets includes a diverse array of voices represented by a broad selection of poetic forms. Newly offered in a more portable, concise volume (in print and as an e-book), this text engages students in effective ways of reading, writing about, and taking delight in poetry.

Introduction to Spanish Poetry

Author: Eugenio Florit
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486120010
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Poetry

From the 12th-century Cantar de Mío Cid to the 20th-century poetry of Garcia Lorca, Salinas and Alberti, this book contains 37 poems by Spain's greatest poets. Spanish texts with literal English translations; biographical, critical commentary.

The Art of Reading Poetry

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060769666
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

A paperback original, Bloom's stand–alone introduction to The Best Poems of the English Language. A notable feature of Harold Bloom's poetry anthology The Best Poems English Language is his lengthy introductory essay, here reprinted as a separate book. For the first time Bloom gives his readers an elegant guide to reading poetry––a master critic's distillation of a lifetime of teaching and criticism. He tackles such subjects as poetic voice, the nature of metaphor and allusion, and the nature of poetic value itself. Bloom writes "the work of great poetry is to aid us to become free artists of ourselves." This essay is an invaluable guide to poetry. This edition will also include a recommended reading list of poems.

How to Read a Poem

Author: Edward Hirsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547543727
Release Date: 1999-03-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture—the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you—has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message—which is of vital importance in day-to-day life—can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it.

An Introduction to Poetry

Author: X. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205686125
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Kennedy/Gioia's An Introduction to Poetry, 13th edition continues to inspire students with a rich collection of poems and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry. The authors of this bestselling book are the recipients of many prestigious poetry awards. Features new to this edition include: Exclusive conversation between Dana Gioia and U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, offer students an insider's look into the importance of literature and reading in the life of this poet. More than 50 new selections--from a wonderful range of poets including Kevin Young, Bettie Sellers, Mary Oliver, David Lehman, Constantine Cavafy, Rainer Maria Rilke, Anne Stevenson, James Weldon Johnson, Alice Fulton, Jimmy Baca, Rita Dove, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Lorine Niedecker, among others. New 2009 MLA guidelines--provides students the updated source citation guidelines from the new 7th edition of the MLA Handbook and incorporates these in all sample student papers.

Reading Poetry

Author: Peter Barry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781526111760
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

Witty, direct and articulate, Peter Barry illustrates the key elements of poetry at work, covering many different kinds of verse, from traditional forms to innovative versions of the art, such as 'concrete' poetry, minimalism and word-free poems. The emphasis is on meanings rather than words, looking beyond technical devices like alliteration and assonance so that poems are understood as dynamic structures creating specific ends and effects. The three sections cover progressively expanding areas - 'Reading the lines' deals with such basics as imagery, diction and metre; 'Reading between the lines' concerns broader matters, such as poetry and context, and the reading of sequences of poems, while 'Reading beyond the lines' looks at 'theorised' readings and the 'textual genesis' of poems from manuscript to print. Reading poetry is for students, lecturers and teachers looking for new ways of discussing poetry, and all those seriously interested in poetry, whether as readers or writers.

Reading Biblical Poetry

Author:
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664224393
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Religion

A companion to Reading Biblical Narrative provides a holistic introduction to biblical poetry, offering literary examples of how the poets of the bible created their works. Original.

The Art of Poetry

Author: Shira Wolosky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199707839
Release Date: 2008-09-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

In The Art of Poetry, Shira Wolosky provides a dazzling introduction to an art whose emphasis on verbal music, wordplay, and dodging the merely literal makes it at once the most beguiling and most challenging of literary forms. A uniquely comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to poetic form, The Art of Poetry moves progressively from smaller units such as the word, line, and image, to larger features such as verse forms and voice. In fourteen engaging, beautifully written chapters, Wolosky explores in depth how poetry does what it does while offering brilliant readings of some of the finest lyric poetry in the English and American traditions. Both readers new to poetry and poetry veterans will be moved and enlightened as Wolosky interprets work by William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others. The book includes a superb two-chapter discussion of the sonnet's form and history, and represents the first poetry guide to introduce gender as a basic element of analysis. In contrast to many existing guides, which focus on selected formal aspects like metrics or present definitions and examples in a handbook format, The Art of Poetry covers the full landscape of poetry's subtle art while showing readers how to comprehend a poetic text in all its dimensions. Other special features include Wolosky's consideration of historical background for the developments she discusses, and the way her book is designed to acquaint or reacquaint readers with the core of the lyric tradition in English. Lively, accessible, and original, The Art of Poetry will be a rich source of inspiration for students, general readers, and those who teach poetry.

An Introduction to Wisdom and Poetry of the Old Testament

Author: Donald K. Berry
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781433670701
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Religion

Written for pastors with a relatively elementary knowledge of the Old Testament. Includes accounts of how this portion of the Bible has been interpreted throughout history. Easily incorporated into individual sermons.

Chinese Through Poetry

Author: Archie Barnes
Publisher: Writersprintshop
ISBN: 1904623514
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is the first book to approach the study of Classical Chinese through verse instead of prose. Script, grammar and vocabulary are taught from scratch. The work can be used as a first introduction to traditional literary Chinese by anyone with no knowledge of the language. It is also suitable as part of a course in Classical Chinese for private study with or without previous knowledge of Chinese. The exercises are progressive in that each is restricted to the vocabulary and grammar met so far. The book serves as an introduction to Chinese verse for its own sake. It will be of great interest to ethnic Chinese wishing to recover their cultural roots.